A quick hello and season's greetings! Thanks to everyone who's bought some of my wares and said nice things throughout the year, it's much appreciated :) May Santa be kind to you and have fun.
Friday, 24 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Here are some pictures from the market on the weekend. It was fun. Busy. And I did shopping as there were lots of beautiful things, yay. There was also bunting. Lovely stallholders. Nice food. Lots of rain followed by lots of sunshine. And I had some new things there. All up it was a great day. And now it's four days to Christmas and I'm sick and have way too much Christmas shopping and baking still to do, but all I want to do is sleep!
|Some of my neighbours|
|Me and my super sweet neighbour Emily Green|
|My new fabric, Raindrops in blue|
|My new Christmas cards that I finally have a photo of!|
Friday, 17 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Super excited about the Harvest Christmas Market this Saturday. I'll have a few new things I've not had time to photograph yet and hopefully I'll also be able to pick up some cute gifts too (so far I've had no time for any kind of shopping but have my eye on these or these for my niece, who's turning six months old today!) And you can read a wee profile of me/my work on the Harvest site.
One thing I have made time for is the annual Christmas bake-a-thon with my friend, Alicia. It takes hours but we always end up with an entire kitchen table covered in sweet treats, fun. This time we took over her kitchen (which is so cute, along with the rest of her house and dogs) and used approximately SIX slabs of butter!
Sunday, 5 December 2010
First up was the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar at the Swedish Church in Toorak, which I've been waiting all year for. It was super nice to again hear the lilting tones of Swedish speakers (and those of other Scandis) - such lovely sounding languages, even if I can't understand! And there was gravlax, of course, along with kanelbullar and other treats.
I dragged Jed along and he seemed kind of OK about that, although he did spend most of the time sitting around looking kind of bored while I looked at every single thing I could, including lovely Christmas decorations (above are a wood-cut snowflake, heart, leaf and moose from nordliving) and lollies and clogs.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Super excited to say I'll be at the Harvest Textiles Xmas market this month (eek, it's December now!) Yep, the Harvest peeps are now at their own space in Brunswick East, where they'll have screen printing classes and all sorts of goodies. Below and here are the details of the market, where there will be lots of lovely handcrafts and even ginger beer and homemade ice-cream for sale, gotta love that.
It's been raining all the time in Melbourne. Goodbye drought! Summer? Bah! I've been thinking about raindrops forever, as they're so pretty, and here's my new fabric design featuring them. They're small (well, about 2cm high) which is something different for me (everything I usually do is so big, or so it seems to me). Now if only I could get the blue colour right...and maybe a grey? Watch this space!
Monday, 29 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Just a quick note to say that there's FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop until the end of November (midnight AEST) woo! And I often have more things in stock than are listed, so send me a message/convo me in Etsy if you're after something that doesn't seem to be there.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
..I were in Budapest and it was early spring (as it is here in Melbourne now.) But six months ago I did a lot of stuff, as opposed to today when I didn't do very much (hello bookkeeping.)
The day six months ago involved an early start, thermal baths, long walks, looking at lots of amazing old buildings, real and pretend flowers and then quite a few beers and what I thought was the best burger ever. I thought it was so good I had to take a photo of it. Looking at that photo now, I'm pretty sure it wasn't that great!
Happy weekend :)
Thursday, 28 October 2010
It was so fun last week, I'm back this week to share My Creative Space (thanks to Kootoyoo : )
Photos are what it's about today. For me, product photos can be a lot about GRRR! and not much about AHHH! And unfortunately, I really don't have any tips beyond *use natural light (but not too much of it)* and *take a crap load of photos and maybe one will be good*. Yep, all that time in the darkroom at uni has been forgotten, it would seem. But maybe one day I'll rig up some cool photo-taking box thingo and take perfect photos every time. Maybe.
Anyway, here's my newest design, and one of the few photos of it that I'm happy with. Taken near a window on a non-overcast day. In case you can't guess, those are moustaches. And it is called The Mo' Towel, as might be obvious from my previous post, and is now officially launched. Happy Thursday.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
**UPDATE** Looks like Johan's just put some sailors in his shop, yay! And here's Sandra's post about Johan and Sailors from today!
OK, we're going to go and have a beer now. It's the weekend :)
Thursday, 21 October 2010
..is messy, no matter what angle you look at it from.
As mentioned in another post from today (three posts in a day from me...some sort of record), I'm not getting too far in anything I'm doing today or this week. But I'm hoping to go to the post office before the day is done, and then at least I'll have achieved something. Oh, and I'm cooking this for dinner and seeing one of my favourite bands after that, so that's three things for the day, woot :)
Wow, look at Amy's post on Australian screen printed textiles/designers - that's an impressive list (over 20 different groups) and I'm humbled to be included. I had no idea there was so many amazing designs and designers out there! Great idea, now it's time to go shopping :) Oh, and how great is Amy's blog and photos?
|Umbrella Prints are in the list and make the most lovely fabrics, so good!|
Lately it feels like I've been doing lots of running around, but not getting much actually done. Some weeks are just like that I guess. Here are some photos from moments I got to stop for a bit.
Oh, and the last is of a friend's wallpapered wall, which I LOVE. That's one for the inspiration file, for sure. It's available to buy here. Lucky I don't have a wall to put it on :)
Thursday, 14 October 2010
As I mentioned a little while back, Jed and I recently celebrated our 10th anniversary (Really, 10 years? Where did that time go? Seriously still can't believe as it zipped by so fast!) Aanyway, as well as having a little getaway and eating delicious food, I thought it would be nice to get a little something to mark the occasion. And when I saw this from Naomi Murrell, I knew I'd found that little something. It's a gorgeous screen print, and it now sits in our living room. Thanks, Naomi, for making such beautiful things :)